Top critical review
December 3, 2017
Update: 8-26-18: It is now almost 9 months since we purchased this mattress, set it up and have been sleeping on it. I am downgrading it again to 3 stars because I am afraid we might be replacing the mattress before one year is up. It is really soft now and I find that the mattress is now sagging on both sides of the bed and causing back discomfort for both my husband and I. I expected more from this mattress and am disappointed that it is not holding up as I thought it might. And we continue to rotate it. I understand that there is a 20 year warranty, but unfortunately, the cost to return this mattress is on the buyer and I suspect it will cost just as much to return it as what we paid for it, just under $500. So my designation went from Happy Sleeper to Disappointed Sleeper. And yes, the mattress is a budget mattress so I will keep this in mind on our next mattress purchase.
Update: 7-20-18: So we have had the mattress now for almost 8 months. The verdict: The mattress is not quite holding up as I would have hoped. I wish I would have purchased a "very firm" because the mattress is getting softer over time and I do not know if this is expected from these foam mattresses or not. I like a medium to firm mattress but I am afraid in several more months, it is going to be too soft and start to bother my back. My husband weighs over 200 lbs and I am afraid his side of the mattress is holding up less than my side; I weigh in at 120 lbs. And oh, I have been rotating our King size mattress on a regular basis, at least every 4 weeks and sometimes that is just a 90 degree turn instead of the 180. But the 90 degree works even though the mattress hangs over a little on each side of the bed when placed this way. Next turn is 90 degrees again and puts the bottom part of the mattress at the head and vice versa.
I will still stand by my initial review but wanted to post an update now that we have slept on it for close to 7 months. But I have gone from 5 star to 4.
So far this mattress has met my expectations. This is the first time my husband and I have purchased a memory foam mattress so I was a little apprehensive before buying it and worried that we might not like it or get a restful nights sleep. As it turns out, I am pleasantly surprised after 3 nights of sleeping on it. I did do a lot of research and read many reviews on different memory foam mattresses before making a decision to buy this mattress. Further, it got a little overwhelming at times because it is somewhat subjective as far as what someone finds to be a soft versus firm, etc. For me, I sleep better with a firm mattress and as for this mattress, I am finding this to be a medium firm, perhaps a 7 out of 10 with 10 being the firmest. I am also a side sleeper as well as a back sleeper so I was worried that a mattress too firm would not be ideal for my side sleeping. So far this mattress has worked for me and my husband who is also a side and back sleeper.
I was also a little leery about purchasing this particular mattress, the Resort Classic 12 inch King size Cooling Medium Firm Memory foam mattress because there were no reviews. However, Live and Sleep had sold many of the 10 inch mattresses, also the Resort Classic, so I took a chance with the 12 inch and I am glad that I did. Overall I am happy with the purchase especially after doing so much research which gets confusing after a while. If you are a side sleeper or back sleeper, this mattress might work for you providing you like a medium firm mattress. And as far as smell, there was little of that, if any. As far as heat, so far there has been no issue with this mattress sleeping hot.
Lastly, this mattress has a 20 year warranty although the warranty information did not come with the mattress when it was shipped. However, I quickly contacted Live & Sleep and they promptly sent me a copy which basically covers any defects found in the product. Of note, the purchaser is responsible for returning the mattress.
Overall, I am a happy sleeper! And especially since the cost of this mattress is so reasonable compared to the last innerspring mattress we purchased which lasted 1 whole year before we could not tolerate the sagging any longer.